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What do you think are the best soviet films
I like Eisensteins
what other soviet films are worth seeing, preferably those without too blatant a stalinist propaganada line.
ps oh and I like Solaris aswell
So I read in the paper that the good guys won the war, and the red star won't be shining over moscow anymore, and my heart fell like a sparrow in the midst of my despair, when i saw la passionara with a flower in her hair
I want to see this movie:
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face. Forever.
I might be mistake, but is Battleship Potemkin the black and white silent film?
If it is, that is one of the best of our time, a true masterpeice of the first people to start the revolution, muniteers of the Tsarist navy.
Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!
-Nikita S Khrushchev
One of my favourite Soviet movies is 1949 year "Fall of Berlin". It is "pure blatant warmongering Stalinist propaganda", as you say.
I love solaris Andrej Tarkovski 1972.
Yes it is.
I like Solaris, too.
Stalker, Moscow Doesnt Believe in Tears, Gentelmen of Udachi, Diamond Arm, With Light Steam, and Caucasus Prison.
In Russian they are Stalker, Moskva sleazam ne veret, gentrelmeni udachi, briliantovaya ruka, and slehkim parom.
Visit a Russian store these are all must haves. Moscow Doesnt Believe in Tears won an oscar for best foreign film in 1980. Please reply if you haave any questions.
"Oktyabr", 1927 Soviet film. Released in the US as "Ten Days That Shook the World" after John Reed's great novel accounting the Russian Revolution. I have never seen it, but I hear it is excellent. I think it is also called "October."
It's Cascadia, bitch.
you definetly need to watch "Im Westen Nix Neues" the best movie about the 2nd WW.
Vspominanie Kharlamova its a great biography of Russia's greatest offensive player ever. We had many great players but noone like Kharlamov. It tells about his childhood, his days with the Moscow CSKA, commentary by his linemates Mihailov and Petrov, and rare footage of international games vs. Sweden and Canada. The second part of the video has the highlights of the Summit Series where the Canadiens knew they cant win. Their coach told the playes to take Kharlamov out and they injured him. Using this cowardly technique thy won. However we beat the Canandiens on many ocasions in the future. In 1981 at the Canada Cup we beat them 10-1 on their home ice.
Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator' has a great speech at the end where he reveals quite Marxist views. Plus it takes the piss out of Hitler.
Welcome to the North...
(PS... I'm not Scottish...ish.)
Alexander Nevsky is a quite good soviet film, one of my favorites, and solaris is a good one too
Sluchaj v kvadrate 36-80 (1982)
It's about an US submarine having problems with the nuclear reactor, threating to fire its missiles, and in the end it's saved by the Soviet Navy.
That sounds like a really good one. Do you know a site where I could buy a copy comrade?
October (aka 'Ten Days That Shook the World')
The General Line (aka 'The Old and the New')
Ivan the Terrible (parts I and II)
The End of St. Petersburg
Storm Over Asia (aka 'The Heir of Genghis Khan')
The Man With a Movie Camera
Enthusiasm (aka 'Symphony of the Donbass')
One Sixth of the World
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mister West in the Land of the Bolsheviks
Among many, many more.... Cinema (especially in the silent era) was one of the cultural glories of the Soviet Union, something that all Russians and all Communists should feel proud of.
By the way, Stalin's favourite film was 'Volga, Volga', a musical comedy directed by Alexandrov, one of Eisenstein's collaborators in the 20s. Stalin watched it so often that he knew the dialogue by heart and could recite it simultaneously with the actors. He watched it at least once a week from the time it was made until his death.
Yes, that one is always good for a laugh. The best scene is when Stalin flies into Berlin after the glorious victory of the Red Army and is greeted by ecstatic crowds of heroic Soviet troops, something that never actually happened. He emerges from the plane and stands at the top of the steps waving regally to them, looking like a waxwork dummy being manipulated by strings. Classic!
Burnt by the sun....one of the saddest and inspirational Soviet films ever.
Freiheits Kampfer wrote:
Yes, it's definitely Mikhalkov's masterpiece. Politically and historically accurate, and both funny, poignant and tragic at the same time. It's a pity Mikhalkov went somewhat off the rails with his later films, like 'The Barber of Siberia'....
"Comrade Lenin left us a great legacy, and we fucкed it up." - Josef Stalin
That's one of the few of these movies I saw, Burnt By The Sun. It's an excellent movie.
Alis Volat Propriis; Tiocfaidh Ar La; Proletarier Aller Länder, Vereinigt Euch!
Sorry to resurrect an old topic, but on the subject I found a downloadable version of "Battleship Potemkin":
http://www.liketelevision.com/web1/movi ... infull.ram?
I hope that works and that I didn't just resurrect an old thread for nothing.
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